Photography by T. L. Eddy      
Botanical Club of Wisconsin 2015 Annual Meeting

Join the Botanical Club of Wisconsin as we gather at the confluence of the Trempealeau and Mississippi Rivers!

You are cordially invited to attend the BCW 2015 annual meeting on Saturday, June 27 at Perrot State Park (Sullivan Road, Trempealeau, WI 54661).  The BCW encourages you to invite non-members who share your interest and enthusiasm for Wisconsin’s native flora.

Perrot State Park is located at the confluence of the Trempealeau and Mississippi Rivers, less than two miles upriver from the Village of Trempealeau.  Named in honor of the French explorer, Nicolas Perrot, Perrot State Park encompasses two state natural areas (SNA):  Brady’s Bluff Prairie, designated a SNA in 1952 (No. 9) and Trempealeau Mountain, designated in 2002 (No. 356).  Both SNAs are owned by the WDNR.

The June 27th annual meeting begins at 10am with a presentation by Armund Bartz, WDNR Driftless Area Ecologist. Armund will provide
an overview of Driftless Area ecology that includes interesting and unusual flora and fauna in this unglaciated region of Wisconsin.

From 11:30am – 12:00pm a BCW meeting will be held, culminating in election of officers and botany blitz updates, followed by a catered lunch in Trempealeau at the historic Trempealeau Hotel and Restaurant.

Prairie larkspur (Delphinium carolinianum Walter subsp. virescens)  Photo by T. L. Eddy

This is immediately followed by a field trip to Brady’s Bluff Prairie SNA, led by Armund Bartz from 1pm to 3:30pm.  “Brady's Bluff Prairie is a dry bluff prairie on a steep, southwest facing Mississippi River bluff that rises nearly 460 feet above the river. The bluff, composed of sandstone capped with Prairie du Chien dolomite, affords a spectacular view of the river valley from its summit. The prairie contains over 100 species of native Wisconsin plants” (http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/Lands/naturalareas/index.asp?SNA=9).

Click here to open the BCW 2014 annual meeting invitation and registration form.

Photo copyright by Wisconsin Department of Tourism

Trempealeau Mountain, Perrot State Park  (Photo copyright by Wisconsin Department of Tourism)


DATE    Saturday, 27 June 2015
TIME    10am - 3:30pm
LOCATION   Perrot State Park, Sullivan Road, Trempealeau, WI 54661
TELEPHONE   608.534.6409

Who We Are

The Botanical Club of Wisconsin, the state's only organization dedicated to the study of our native flora, was founded in 1968 by John Thomson as an affiliate of the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters. The BCW serves the interests of amateur and professional botanists toward the common goal of learning more about our state's plant biodiversity.